Author: East Texas Review

Pokes pluck Falcons

Pokes pluck Falcons Linebacker Leighton Vander Esch who stole the speaker’s podium with an interception, eight tackles and multiple passes defensed. It was a sorely needed performance from a roster with an ominously long list of starters on injured reserve. By Kelly Bell/ETR In the National Football League, the National Football Conference’s Eastern Division is defensively oriented. The offenses are barely adequate. The Washington Redskins have the division’s top-ranked offense, and theirs ranks just 22nd out of the league’s 32 franchises. These four teams win or lose according to defensive performances, solidifying the old axion that offense sells tickets,...

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Dallas Cowboys rekindle the hope of fans

Dallas Cowboys rekindle the hope of fans By Dwain Price, North Dallas Gazette Sports SAN FRANCISCO – For a change, the Dallas Cowboys did what nobody outside of their locker room thought they could do. They went to Philadelphia and upset the defending Super Bowl champion Eagles. Quarterback Dak Prescott threw for one touchdown and ran for another one and running back Ezekiel Elliott rushed for a touchdown and also caught a touchdown pass as the Cowboys stunned the Eagles, 27-20, and climbed right back in the thick of the NFC race. In winning their first road game of...

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Patient Successfully Implanted with CHRISTUS Good Shepherd’s Watchman™ Left Atrial Appendage Closure Device

Patient Successfully Implanted with CHRISTUS Good Shepherd’s Watchman™ Left Atrial Appendage Closure Device Permanent heart implant is the only FDA-approved device for the reduction of stroke risk in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic Electrophysiologist Stan Weiner, M.D., performed the first implant of the WATCHMAN™ Left Atrial Appendage Closure (LAAC) Device on a patient with atrial fibrillation (AF) at CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Medical Center – Longview on November 12. This marks the 172nd WATCHMAN procedure for the CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic team, who were the first in East Texas to perform this procedure in 2016, offering an alternative...

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LONGVIEW REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER reserves best for veterans

LONGVIEW REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER reserves best for veterans by Joycelyne Fadojutimi Longview Regional Medical Center (LRMC) has begun a program to show support, honor and appreciation for those serving in the armed forces. The initiative concentrates not just on caring but recognizing the contributions of vets who are admitted or be it their final days at this hospital. The overall message is, “Where would we be without them?” LRMC Emergency Room Director Brian Hopkins reports a former Navy SEAL passed away in Round Rock Hospital. His son inquired if that facility specifically honored Vets, and the answer was no....

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Longview Regional Medical Center named one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals

Longview Regional Medical Center named one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals Longview Regional Medical Center has been named one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by IBM Watson Health. The Watson Health 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals study is now in its 20th year. This is the third consecutive year that Longview Regional Medical Center has been recognized with this honor. The Watson Health 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals study uses 2IBM Watson Health. 2017 Medicare cost reports (2016 if 2017 reports were not available) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Compare published in the...

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